A YOUNG MAN'S FANCY TURNS TO LOVE AND ALSO DUSTIN ACKLEY AND ALSO WINTERFELL: We've had spring-forward day (yay), but spring isn't ever really here until baseball season starts. Guess what? Last night, or to be technical, this morning at 3:00 a.m. per the circadian rhythms of all participants, baseball season started (yay). Same joke every year alert: The Mariners beat the A's to take an insurmountable lead in the MLB standings. 63 more wins to go, accoring to Sports Illustrated. The game was played, of course, in Tokyo (Suzukis went 5-for-10) as part of the A's continuing plan to play as few home games in Oakland as possible from now until forever.
And the other spring-is-here event is Sunday's Game of Thrones premiere. Spoiler alert: everything works out for the best and everybody is completely happy and totally nice all the time and it's showers and clean laundry and presentable haircuts for everybody.